Today, the government has announced that the 90-day consultation period before large-scale redundancies can take place is to be cut from 90 to 45 days.
Jinnah Ghulam, head of the immigration department at the Sheffield office of Cartwright King Solicitors, outlines what businesses need to do to comply with immigration law whilst colleague and employment Solicitor Aaliyah Kola-Amaar looks at the implications in terms of employment law.
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Ahead of the publication of the fifth Statement of New Regulation (SNR) on Monday, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, (BCC) said: -This government has demonstrated a clear and welcome commitment to reducing the regulatory burden on business.
In the three months to October 2012, unemployment fell by 82,000, and employment rose by 40,000 Youth unemployment fell 72,000 In the third quarter, the number of people employed in the private sector rose 65,000, while public sector employment fell 24,000 Commenting on the labour market statistics, published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: -Once again, we are seeing encouraging labour market figures, with unemployment down and employment up.
Commenting on today's announcement by the Department for Work and Pensions to extend the eligibility of the Youth Contract to those unemployed for six months from December 17th, Adam Marshall, Director of Policy and External Affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: "The Youth Contract's offer of voluntary work experience, sector-based work academies, Apprenticeships and wage incentives for employers hiring young people is the right short-term prescription to help young people into work.
The Directors of Sheffield-based Plant & Tool Hire Specialists Champion Hire Ltd, congratulated Long-Serving Employee Tony Dow (44) on the occasion of him achieving 25 years loyal service with the company.